Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Up There

The Mr. and I went to the movies Saturday night. I let him pick. (It helps that I know his taste in movies fairly well. I'm either going to get adventure/suspense or kid flicks.) We'd been hearing good things about the animated movie "Up," so that is what we elected to see.

What a beautiful movie! I don't think I've been that touched by a Disney film since "The Lion King." The little kids weren't the only ones giggling during the movie. There is a pudgy little boy named Russell who provides quite a bit of comedy. However, it was the old couple, Carl and Ellie, who touched me the most. Through these three characters, you get the theme of the movie: Life is an adventure, love never dies, and we all need to be there for each other. I laughed and cried during "Up." (Strange to wipe tears during an animated movie!) It had just the right amount of humor and heart. That was the best $7.50 I have spent on a movie in awhile. And I'll pay full price for it when it comes out on DVD, too.

If you haven't been to see an animated kid flick in awhile--take in this one. You won't regret it!
(Oh, and I still want to take a hot air balloon ride so I can check that off my bucket list!)


Puna said...

hmmm, I must check it out...

Wendy said...

Hey, my oldest and I are planning on seeing that tomorrow night. I'm glad it was good!

Have you seen Meet the Robinsons? I don't really know your taste in movies, but I loved that one and found it touching. Had some nice eccentric characters in it, too.

Mrs. E said...

I'll have to check it out Wendy. I'm not familiar with it. Let me know what you think of "Up."

2Thinks said...

We're on it. Thanks for the tip.

Lady Julie said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear your review on "Up" is a good one. As soon as I get to "the Big City" (I'm nowhere near a theatre) I plan to see it. I usually love anything Disney but I have to be honest, Wall-E was a BIG disappointment. Was afraid they'd lost their touch after seeing that one.